Blood Handling Devices

Medical Devices

Application Areas

CYROLITE® acrylic based molding compounds have been used in blood filter housings, in blood plasma separators and in blood platelet separators for many years.


All Grades of CYROLITE®* offer these benefits to make your Blood Handling Devices better:

  • Ease of processing for multi-cavity tools or into complex geometries.

  • Chemically resistant to bodily fluids

  • Readily bonds or welds to most polymers

  • Resistant to PVC plastizers

  • Resistant to body fluids and lipids

  • Resistant to many disinfectants

  • Impact and scratch resistant

  • Clarity for fluid viewing

  • Can be sterilized by EtO gas or by radiation techniques

  • Pass USP Class VI and ISO 10993-1 test protocols (CYROLITE® Protect grades not tested for ISO)

  • Comply with FDA food contact requirements, no heavy metals, no phthalates, BPA free, no natural latex, no BSE, and REACH* compliant

  • Customers advise that CYROLITE® resists platelet adhesion

Biomet lipid resist

CYROLITE® CG 97 and CRYOLITE® Med 2 offer outstanding lipid resistance.

CYROLITE® Med 2 offers improved HAEMO compatibility and superior alcohol resistance.

*CYROLITE® Protect antimicrobial grades are not recommended for blood handling devices and are not REACH compliant.

Evaluation of Platelet Aggregation on Commonly-Used Blood-Contacting Medical Polymers

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CYROLITE® Medical Polymers for Blood-Contacting Applications

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